Dixie was the first kitten we had that we had raised from her tiny kitten days to the end of her life at 14 years and eight months. Here are some things to watch for when they near the end of their life. DIxie passed away from acute kidney failure. Unfortunately that can be a common cat condition.
Did election of Donald Trump in 2016 mess up plans of U.S. domination by an extreme left wing faction and installation of socialism? Is that the reason for the chaos we have seen over three years and for the anarchy since Fall of 2019? Too many coincidences. I believe we are being played in a PsyOp.
Sensationalist headlines used as click bait to make money were once reserved for tabloid journalism. Today, they have become the norm. Many news organizations are run today by left wing socialist globalists who are pushing an unsavory agenda. There are few places left to find REAL news.
We recently updated our kitchen using Aspect Peel and Stick Overlay Kitchen Backsplash tile in Medley Slate and are loving the results. This is an easy and economical way to update any kitchen space.
Memories from almost ten years of doing retail price change work, and four or five years before that working in other retail areas. Being stalked by customers, human behavior and interesting happenings were all in a days work.
Observations and experiences I have had while following a Keto Diet, shared in hopes of helping others.
I have noticed a marked reduction in basic civility when it comes to online articles and especially in the commentary sections on social media platforms. People did not used to be this way when they had to say things face to face to a living and breathing person.
We used Opendoor to sell our Las Vegas home, and it worked seamlessly for our needs. Here I share the mostly good facets of our experience and the reasons that a real estate service like this can work well for some home sellers.
I have found that downsizing and having things in your home that have real meaning is the best way to go. This way, you are leaving behind a real legacy for your children and not a lot of things that simply collect dust and take up space. Your kids will appreciate your thoughtfulness!
This article provides tips for dealing with abusive restraining orders based on false allegations filed for retaliation or out of spite.
What it is like living in the place where the largest massacre in United States history just took place? Here I share some thoughts and emotions about dealing with the aftermath.
My thoughts about a recent news story of a company micro-chipping employees. There are so many questions right now that do not seem to have good answers.
When it comes to being attracted to pirates, I like them much better in the movies than in real life. If danger is the attraction, firefighters and military men would be much better choices I think!
DIY centerpieces are the perfect addition to create a festive mood or to accent your everyday decor. Add a pop of color, beauty, sparkle, or whimsy for unforgettable centerpieces.
Do you live in Vegas, or are considering moving to Vegas? Do you have kids, or are you about to have kids? From our personal experience of living in Las Vegas for seven years, raising kids here successfully could be very tough.
Every four years, you hear people say they are leaving the US if a candidate they dislike is elected. Here are some things to think about for anyone who has ever considered leaving the US for political reasons.
Hemenway Park near Boulder City, Nevada is the perfect place to see Desert Bighorn Sheep in spring, summer and early fall. You'll get spectacular photos! Just don't go too close, they are wild!
A look at asking professionals who use their talents to make a living to work for free, just for you, as a favor. This is one of the toughest things to handle as a creative person working for yourself
A thoughtful look at the idea of either taking a risk and pursuing a dream, or doing a mind-numbing, soulless job until a predetermined retirement age. It is a struggle many entrepreneurs have had.
Sometimes homes that were featured in famous movies become almost as iconic as the movie actors. Find out what happened to the homes from the movies Field of Dreams, Christmas Story and Home Alone.
Thoughts about the Las Vegas strip crash on December 20th, from a five year resident of Las Vegas. We were not near the crash site when it happened, and we are thankful for that. What happens now?
The Leonberger is a gentle giant and a well-mannered family dog. They have an intriguing backstory. It is believed that all Leonberger dogs of today are ancestors of eight surviving dogs from World War II.
I was drawn into a writing website called Bubblews as were thousands of other aspiring writers. Promises were big in the beginning, then funds dwindled. Writers are now being paid less or not at all.
What things should you consider before deciding to get a pit bull? Here is a breakdown of what to expect along with ownership expenses based on my experience.
The ELF vehicle is part tricycle and part motorized vehicle, created by Organic Transit as a commuter driving option to save money and gas. Benefits include exercise for drivers and a comfortable ride
Places in the United States where you can stand and have your photo taken with each foot in a separate state. In one spot on the Georgia, Tennessee state line, tourism provides the towns main revenue.
Thinking of having varicose veins treated with Endovenous Laser Treatments? Reading this first might help to answer some questions and ease concerns. Includes diagrams and a helpful video.
Burglaries do happen in hotel rooms anywhere, especially in tourist destinations. How you can protect yourself by packing a portable alarm, portable lock or both to bring with you for extra security.
Whenever I hear of a cat or dog travelling long distances to get home, it is heartwarming. This behavior is called either homing instinct or Psi Trailing and it happens more often than we think.
Tips for enjoying a fun girls day out. Girls of all ages love the friendship and laughter of being with other girls. Here are some great activities and ideas for a memorable girls day out.
Fish should never be flushed and should never be released into lakes or rivers, either. Learn about the humane ways to properly dispose of or relinquish aquarium fish and other unwanted fish.
Helpful hints for anyone considering writing for Textbroker. Hints are from my own personal experience of writing for Textbroker for over a year. How to choose clients and keep rejection rates low.
I might not have believed it, but a mole on your skin can disappear. It happened to me. Having had moles all my life, I have always put up with them or had them removed. This one vanished on its own.
Cats are such wonderful, warm, furry companions who give love and affection unconditionally. If you have wondered whether you are too close to your cat, you probably are. Eight ways to tell for sure.
I remember a scene in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" when a lady named Ruth passed away from cancer. A superstitious character named Sipsey covered the mirror in the room and stopped the clock. But why? Here I share what I learned when I explored superstitions surrounding death.
A fairly (and adorable) new breed, Toygers show off mad skills at roaring, hunting, and being ferocious—or not. Learn about the history of these cats, how to find a responsible breeder, and what makes them such wonderful companion pets.
There has been a myth for years that when rice is thrown at weddings it is a danger to wild birds. The myth is that uncooked rice harms birds by reacting with water in the birds stomachs which causes the rice to expand inside the stomach, resulting in birds exploding. Here is what really happens,...
Cat proofing a bathroom is part of being a good, responsible cat owner. Keep things out of cats reach like medications and harmful things like hot hair appliances. Keep shiny objects away from them like hair clips and hair elastics.
Strange things have happened at the Titanic Artifact Exhibit at the Luxor Hotel here in Las Vegas. Workers report hearing footsteps, laughter, and music, and one worker had the back of his jacket grabbed by . . . someone.
Cat dandruff is a common skin condition in cats usually accompanied by flakes and dryness. When other health conditions have been ruled out, there are things you can try to alleviate cat dandruff. Usually cat dandruff is not serious in a healthy cat. There are some home remedies that might help.
Ghost In The Graveyard outdoor party game is fun for kids whether it is played on a warm summer night or during a fun Halloween party. Help kids to burn off some of that energy from all that Halloween candy sugar with this fun and energetic game that kids age six and up will love. Including...
We began our adventure growing a Bearss lime tree here in the hot and arrid climate of Las Vegas in April of 2012. Our Bearss lime tree made it through the first brutal summer and is doing well. We are hoping to have some limes on it soon. Tips and helpful advice for growing Bearss lime trees.
When someone collapses and stops breathing for any reason, doing something is better than doing nothing. If you do not remember CPR instructions, do chest compression only CPR until help arrives.
Visiting Pioneer Saloon in Nevada is like stepping back in time about 100 years. It has a colorful history of cowboys, gunfights, gamblers, miners, actors, actresses, girls of the night, and ghosts.
Tribute bands are a great option for lower cost entertainment in Las Vegas. We've seen tributes to Abba, The Beatles, Queen and Fleetwood Mac. Many times the shows are in hotels off the Las Vegas strip and are worth looking for.
Cicadas come out every summer in the Southwest United States in the deserts and valleys, and they are also found in Las Vegas. Here they are an annual occurrence and are known as Apache Cicadas. Fascinating and harmless insects, here are some fun facts about them and their life cycle. For the truly...
There is a woman in North Las Vegas, Nevada who rescues and cares for tiny little abandoned and injured hummingbirds. Once they are strong enough, they are returned to the wild, and some even return to her backyard, along with their families. A heartwarming story of unselfish love and caring for...
Me And A Guy Named Elvis is a stunning story told by a man who was Elvis' close personal friend for twenty three years. Jerry Schilling shares with Elvis' fans and with Elvis' daughter, Lisa Marie, stories from his amazing life.
If your cat eats something it should not have eaten, like an object, it is usually best to seek veterinary attention for them. If you are unsure about whether to take them to a veterinarian always err on the side of caution and take them to a vet. Foods that a cat should never eat that can be...
Glen Campbell stopped in Las Vegas on his Goodbye Tour. After being diagnosed almost a year ago with Alzheimer's disease, he is still putting on great performances that thrill audiences. Backed by three of his amazingly talented children, Glen put on quite a show here. We wish this Rhinestone...
The best way to really understand the story of Hoover Dam is to take the Dam Tour, a tour of the inside, through the tunnels and inner workings of the dam. After visiting Hoover Dam, a visit to historic Boulder City provides a glimpse into the lives of the workers who built Hoover Dam.
Art-O-Mat machines have become a fixture at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. Made from antique cigarette machines, art aficionados can now own small versions of real art for the very inexpensive price of five dollars. Some of the history behind the Art-O-Mat machine, and the stories behind...
Rosemary Kennedy, the little-known and sometimes forgotten Kennedy, lived in St. Coletta of Wisconsin for most of her life. Braindamaged by a botched lobotomy at age of 23, she needed lifetime care afterwards.
Rhythm Of The Dance is a show done by the National dance team of Ireland, featuring a beautiful portrayal of the story of early Irish and Irish American history. A stellar performance done by amazingly athletic and gifted performers, I highly recommend going to see Rhythm Of The Dance if it comes...
One of the most inspirational people I've ever heard of is Jessica Cox from Tucson, Arizona. Born with no arms, she doesn't let anything stop her from fully enjoying life. She dances, surfs, plays the piano, drives a car, does Taekwondo, and has a pilots license to fly small sport aircraft. It...
Free things to do on the strip in Las Vegas, and a shhhh, secret pizza place for great pizza at a reasonable price. Wonderful and entertaining attractions for the entire family that will not break the bank.
Seeing the fantastic Elvis tribute show called "The King Starring Trent Carlini" may be the closest some will ever get to "seeing" Elvis here in Las Vegas. Looking and sounding astoundingly similar to Elvis, Trent puts on a stellar high energy performance that will leave any audience with memories...
One of my favorite movies called Sweet Home Alabama had a scene in it where lightning struck the sand and created a beautiful glass sculpture. Finding out that this was a figment of Hollywood's imagination, I learned what really happens when lightning strikes the sand. It isn't nearly as pretty,...
Clydesdale horses are majestic, athletic, sleek and beautiful, and they turn heads wherever they go. One of the most popular horse breeds in the world, they are used primarily for show and competitions, and sometimes for advertising purposes.
Actress, comedienne, writer, and philanthropist in animal welfare, Betty White turned 92 years old in January, 2014. Best known for her roles on "The Mary Tyler Moore" show and "The Golden Girls," White is a brilliant actress with a giving spirit.
Some of the most beautiful cloud formations are caused by unusual changes in atmosphere that don't happen often, but are very beautiful when they do happen. One type, known as Kelvin-Helholtz clouds, were most recently seen over Birmingham, Alabama. The others are known as "Virga" clouds and...
There are many ways to make and decorate gingerbread houses that range from the elaborate to the beautiful to the downright funny. Freedom to express one's creativity is the best part of creating a gingerbread house for Christmas.
Visiting Wisconsin? Here's how to understand the colloquialisms used in Wisconsin, without the need for a translator! Read on for an extensive list of words and phrases commonly used in "The Dairy State."
The addiction to smartphone technology and what it is doing to society. Are we creating a generation that cannot interact with people face to face, and are unable to stay on task for any length of time?
Although the Auto Collection at the Linq Hotel in Las Vegas closed on December 30, 2017 after 36 years of operation, car aficionados still enjoy looking at photos of cars that were displayed there. Information on the museum that used to be there and stunning car photos.
A fascinating look at the amazing hummingbird, one of nature's most beautiful creatures. The four most common hummingbirds found in Las Vegas and in the Mojave Desert.
The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville is one of the most haunted places in Nashville. It is said to be haunted mostly by three apparitions, Thomas Ryman, the riverboat captain that the Ryman is named after, a "gray man" (A confederate soldier) and the famous country music singer Hank Williams Sr.
The 6594th Test Group, who's motto was "Catch A Falling Star" operated from 1958 until its deactivation in 1986. They performed an extraordinary mission of catching film canisters in mid air that were ejected from some of the United States' earliest spy satellites.
Memories of "Duck and Cover" drills done in schools back in the 1950's and early 60's. Many people have vivid memories of these drills and at the time there was a cartoon film shown in schools called "Duck and Cover."
Barry Manilow's Grandfather, Joe, the mentor who saw the musical genius of a small child and influenced him. Lessons in mentoring and influencing a child in the way he should go.
The population of Hawaiian's in Las Vegas has doubled in the last ten years, and is projected to keep growing. Similarities in employment opportunities and weather tend to be biggest factors.
Where were you on September 11, 2001... the day that will never be forgotten in the history of the United States. Years from now, people will recall where they were and exactly what they were doing, much like I have recalled here. My memories from that day.
Visit Las Vegas back in it's Heyday! In the days of Bugsy Siegel, The Rat Pack and Elvis, back when it was called "Glitter Gulch."
I heard someone say once that Las Vegas is "like the moon" all rocks and sand. There really are places not far from the strip that have an abundance of green grass, and there is even a pretty lake, Lake Sahara, where you can escape for an afternoon.
An inspirational story about a child that might have died or lived a very hopeless life due to the problems he was born with. Uplifting look at the incredible gift he was given by God to share with the world, the gift of music.
A nostalgic look at growing up in the 1960's. A look at the television shows from back then, board games, outdoor games, and even a fantastic candy bar, the "Seven Up" candy bar. A look at how being raised back then is much different from the way children are being raised today.
A helpful look at how to get the two most difficult cats (two females) to get used to one another, and come to enjoy living together. Humorous and helpful hints blended together.
A look into a lesser known attraction in Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon. Looking for a place to escape the neon lights and commotion? This is it! Beautiful scenery, along with sunshine, fresh air and plenty of beautiful photo opportunities.
An inspirational story of two of my guardian angels, one who appeared to me in a dream, and one is a true story. I believe angels are all around us!
What is it REALLY like in the "backstage" area when you are about to meet a celebrity? Come with me backstage when I met country music legend Alan Jackson, in February of 2003.
The Octagon Cat Pen is the best cat carrier I've found for long trips with one or more cats. Get advice on the best way to move across the country with cats.